Here are two games I wrote in Python back in 2008. As old as they are, they’re still fun to play. The first is Rattle Snake, a clone of the popular Windows 3.1 game Rattler Race. It became the premise of the first (and only game) for the mbed game console. The second game is Conway’s Game of Life, a zero-player game based on certain life rules. If the conditions are right the life form lives, if not, they die. Click the blank screen to add your life forms. Once set, hit the “Enter” key to see them in action. The code for both games are easy to follow and modify.
RattleSnake: Rattler Race Clone
Conway’s Game of Life
After leaving the university one would think they’re done learning but that’s never the case. It’s been about 2 years since I’ve graduated and my job has me learning something new everyday. I consider myself an enterprise application developer working with large systems that rely on technologies like Java, Spring, JMS, Tibco RV, Ultra Messaging, Backbone, and now AngularJS. I don’t recall the Uni offering those courses but I find myself working with them on the day to day.
Operating systems have always fascinated me. It’s something I’ve always wanted to make from scratch. Being able to control computer hardware at the lowest level. While looking up how to make my own I’ve stumbled on a few others have made. These OSes bring me back to the days of MS-DOS and Windows 3.1
Here are some impressive operating systems made by hobbyist. They’ll give you an idea of what is required if you plan make your own. There are a variety of operating systems to try from 16 to 64-bit. You can download and burn them to a CD or copy them to a floppy. read more …